Magic Johnson and Public Opinion about AIDS

Twenty years ago today, Magic Johnson announced that he was HIV-positive.  In my newest post at 538, I discuss how this affected public opinion, drawing on a 1994 paper by political scientist Philip Pollock.  The upshot: Johnson’s announcement led the public to think about HIV and AIDS in terms of opinions about heterosexual sex, rather than just opinions about homosexual sex.

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